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Outreach and Data Librarian, BiblioTemps - Union of Concerned Scientists (Cambridge)

Title:                Outreach and Data Librarian

Location:         Hybrid Remote and Cambridge, MA  

                        Union of Concerned Scientists

Start date:       January 5, 2022

End date:        8 Month Term

Schedule:        20+ hours per week, 9am - 5pm or other core hours

Pay Rate:        $25 / hour

CORI:               NOT REQUIRED


The temporary Outreach and Data Librarian will provide administrative and outreach support for the Research Support team at UCS. UCS is launching several scholarly communication initiatives over the coming year and this position will support the roll out of these projects—including an institutional repository, data management, and subscription management system. They will also provide support for workflow projects and community building among the analytical staff. The Librarian will engage staff in building practices of organizational documentation in support of long-term strategic goals toward open science.

This is an eight-month position.

UCS is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We believe the inclusion of diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. All staff participate in this commitment whether internally, in building a welcoming workplace culture and /or externally, in ensuring inclusive engagement with supporters, media, vendors, allies and others.



The essential job duties/responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the information listed below.

·      Catalog UCS publications and scholarly material;

·      Support analyst staff in managing research data using Dataverse, Open Science Framework, and ArcGIS Online;

·      Fulfill interlibrary loan requests; 

·      Support an ongoing weeding project;

·      Assist staff in accessing electronic resources;

·      Co-design and schedule community building activities for research staff around DEIJ and other professional development topics;

·      Create onboarding and marketing material via SharePoint and email newsletters; 

·      Co-plan, schedule, and implement programming that highlights new Research Support tools and services;

·      Represent Research Support at events and committee meetings

Skills and Requirements:

·      Bachelor’s degree preferred in a field such as science, computer science, social science, political science, English, communications/marketing and one to two years of comparable experience. Current or recent Master’s degree students are encouraged to apply. 

·      Data curation and database management experience with knowledge of FAIR principles preferred. 

·      Strong research, written, oral, relationship-building, and academic social network communications skills. 

·      Ability to communicate effectively with diverse general audiences, scientific professionals, and decision makers. 

·      Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to simultaneously manage and prioritize many tasks, and strong attention to detail. 

·      Ability to learn new technological tools, applications, and techniques continuously is desirable. 

·      Positive, team-oriented attitude; ability to work in an environment that can become fast-paced near deadlines. 

·      Occasional travel may be required.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

Full/Part Time





$25.00  / hour

Closing Date

Closing Date December 10, 2021

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